The History Of Art

  • Rembrandt's Night Watch Painting

    In 1642, Rembrandt finished his most important work: The Night Watch. An art work that was made to represent the 30 Year War that was going on in the Netherlands against Spain. It was made to represent this but also a common site as many generals commissioned painters to paint their portraits.
  • Early 16th Century Renaissance

    This was marked by the spread of the Renaissance culture and ideas from Italy. Forming new developments of art styles.
  • Copyright Claims Began

    The Engravers Copyright Act 1735, was passed in the UK. Thanks to this act not only were arts and paintings protected, but now it protects statues and sculptures made as well!
  • Neoclassicism

    Neoclassicism art was in response to the people who wanted their artwork and architecture to mirror, and carry the same set of standards, as the idealized works of the Greeks and Romans.
  • Romanticism

    A time period or stage of art that rejects order, peace, and harmony that previous paintings upheld. This allows for the human to use more of the darker side of one's perspective.
  • Realism

    The first arguable modern movement for art. A result of multiple events such as the anti-romantics movement in Germany and the beginning of photography. Was a featured detail, life-like depictions of subject matter.
  • Paint Tubes

    Before this invention the paint painters used had to be made on the spot to not lose any of the paint before the painter could start. But with this paint, paint was able to be transported anywhere with ease.
  • Impressionism

    The start of painters making paintings that don't portray a full picture but an impression...
  • Pointillism Movement

    Pointillism Movement
    Pointillism is a system of constructing a painting using thousands or even millions of dots of contrasting colors. George Seurat was the inventor of this and he had showcased his method and ideal in this painting right here >>
  • The Rise Of New Art (Art Nouveau)

    A movement free of any imitation of styles that were before it. It focused on the natural world, characterized by long, sinuous lines and curves.
  • Fauvism

    Fauvism is a rise led by Henri Matisse, which is commonly expressed with the use of intense color, lines and brushwork. It led to the rise of bright and intense colors being used in artwork as a style.
  • Cubism

    Cubism was the rise of abstract art and it lead to abstraction in paintings to be used more.